Thursday, May 31, 2012

Super Easy Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar cookie bars

These cookies are based on a recipe from one of those check-out counter booklets from Pillsbury.  The original recipe included almond extract and margarine.  I've made them with the almond extract, and while good, I think I like them better with vanilla extract.  I also use butter instead of margarine and for the oil called for in the recipe, I used coconut oil.  It gave the cookies a very delicate coconut flavor that we all liked.  I made these ahead of time for camping.

Super Easy Sugar Cookie Bars
3/4 cup sugar (can use white, organic, Sucanat, etc.)
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup oil (recipe doesn't specify; I like using coconut oil)
1 Tablespoon milk
1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (per your taste)
1 egg
1-1/2 cups all-purpose or unbleached flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar (plain or colored)

Heat oven to 375F.

In large bowl, beat 3/4 cup sugar, butter, oil, milk, vanilla extract and egg until light and fluffy.

Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; blend well.

Spread evenly in ungreased 15x10x1 baking pan (jelly roll pan); sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon sugar or colored sugar.

Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.

Cool 5 minutes, then cut into bars.  Makes 4 dozen bar cookies.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...